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The Blogosphere is a great source of information about sewing & quilting.  There are many step-by-step tutorials, patterns and since they all have a comments section that are basically Questions & Answers, so you can get help, if need be.  Here are some blogs that I've stumbled across that you might like, if you find some that you think others should know about please let us know here.
 
  • Sew Crafty - a shop here in the Heights, sadly to say closed in 2011,  the blog remains online, but no updates since March 2011.
  • Sewhooked - a great starting point for anyone who is interested in paper piecing or just curious.  For the Harry Potter fans there is an entire section devoted to the JK Rowlings imagination, including a "bookcase" quilt...very neat, it even includes a list of book titles that can be placed on the spines.
  • The Long Thread - is an great inspiration, she has a section of 100 top tutorials from other blogs each year, what a great collection of projects!
  • Hawthorne Threads - Behind the Seams with two lovebirds who love fabric.  They always have great examples of ways to use modern & retro fabrics.
  • Made By Marzipan - a crafter who enjoys sharing her hobbies with others, one recent posting was a Cycle Satchel.
  • The Purl Bee - a blog from The Pearl Soho in NYC, tutorials on all sorts of handmade items - sewing, quilting, knitting, embroidery, crewel, crochet,etc. 
  • The DIY Dish - Creativity abounds, they have tutorial videos with seasons & episodes, they even have a weekly featured pincushion design, you're guarenteed to find something you'll fall in love with.
  • Oh, Fransson! by Elizabeth Hanson
  • Split Hemz - a former forum with many contributors
  •  365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs - by Leah Day, who challenged herself to come up with a new free motion filler design every day for a whole year.
  • Crazy Mom Quilts - other than just loving the name (my family describe me this way) Amanda Jean has quilt tutorials as well as paper piecing
  • Sew4Home - transform your space
  • Cluck, Cluck, Sew - nice quilt tutorials and various odds & ends
  • Piece N Quilt - has great tutorials and machine quilting help.
  • The 12 Crafts of Christmas - this is a series of the Fabric.com Blog, intermixed with a wide variety of other things on it.
  • Leedle Deedle Quilts has cute modern tutorials, that are twists off of traditional patterns, one example is the Snake Trail using Dresden pieces.

  • V and Co. - fun and whimsical decorative tutorials.
  • Making it Fun - by Kathy Miller, co-owner and creative director of Michael Miller Fabrics.  This blog has great "articles and tutorials.
  • Lily's Quilts - blog with fun modern designs with tutorials & QALs (Quilt-a-longs) .
  • ...15 minutes play... by Victoria at Bumblee Beans cute use of scraps
  • Lollyquiltz - Carla has been featured on Moda Bakeshop and has lots of neat designs and tutorials to share
  • Sampaguita Quilts - by Emma in Adelaine, Australia, all original designs and be sure to check out her quilting, the detail is awesome.
  • Sew Homegrown, embracing the art of homemaking - her Color Path Pillow is really cute & easy    There are also quite a few other tutorials.

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 You are not just limited to finding things on sewing blogs, check out scrapbooking ones as well, mang og the things translate over to fabrics quite well!
 
  • Fabric Flowers - a tutorial is posted at the CREATE blog.  It is complements of Carina Lindholm a crafter in Sweden, check out her blog, there is a built in translator.
  • I've fallen in love with this blog from the Ukraine, Dublirini,  the 2 Irinas have compiled lots of interesting items to make.  The only issue is that I have to use Google Translator, not many sewing & quilting terms translate well, but with all the pictures it's pretty easy to figure it out.  Tutorials are found at the Шьем сами button, find the one you want to see, click on it and then copy that http:// info to Google Translator & you are good to go.